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Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen

Drymen, By Loch Lomond, G630BQ, UK View Map

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    Golf in Local Area

The much sought after Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen has imaginatively been restored to its past glory.

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The Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen has been one of the main hotels in the Loch Lomond area for well over 100 years. A former coaching inn standing in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Drymen, the Buchanan Arms Hotel really absorbs the ambience of the beautiful surrounding countryside and nearby Loch Lomond. There is whole host of things to see and do in this area. You can cruise on Loch Lomond, walk part of the West Highland Way or tour the Trossachs. The city of Glasgow and Stirling are only 30 minutes away. A variety of local outdoor activities are also available, from relaxing to challenging - on foot, on horseback, on wheels and on water.

At the Buchanan Arms Hotel, guests can choose from one of 52 beautiful, expertly serviced rooms all individually decorated with individual 'personalities'. Each room was refurbished in 2010 and has a unique, traditional ambience with every contemporary comfort, perfect for relaxing short breaks.

As you might expect of a hotel so blessed in its setting, fresh local produce is the speciality here at this Loch Lomond hotel. The extensive menus offer an interesting choice of traditional Scottish and a few International favourites. All are chosen and carefully prepared by the skilled team of chefs. The chefs also prepare special dishes daily.

Located within this country house hotel in Loch Lomond is an extensive range of leisure facilities, of which guests have free use of during their stay. 

The Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen, Loch Lomond offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.

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Family Room for 5
Family Room for 3
Family Room for 4

All of the bedrooms at the Buchanan Arms Hotel have full ensuite amenities with baths and showers, complimentary toiletries, trouser press and hair dryer. There are also tea and coffee facilities in every room to make that relaxing “cuppa”.

Your windows to the world - not only will you have some great views across the local landscapes - but direct dial telephones and televisions can keep you in touch with the wider world should you choose.

The Buchanan Arms Hotel can arrange anything for you in your room, by prior request, from a lovely bottle of rose or sparkling champagne to enjoy on arrival, to chocolates and fresh flowers for the romantics.

The hotel also has the option to upgrade your room to the following (additional supplements charged)

Superior/Executive Room
Extra large rooms for additional space
Superior natural oak furniture and stylish soft furnishings
King or queen sized double bed
Large comfortable seating or sofa area

Master Room (On Request as there is only 2 of this room type)
In additional to the above:
Highest standard of furniture and soft furnishings
Extra large LCD televisions
Separate seating area
Some have chaise longues or leather suites
Super king-size beds 7.2 ft wide with feature headboards
Luxury bathrooms

Family Rooms
Rooms for Families at the Buchanan Arms Hotel have either a Double Bed or Twin Beds plus a Sofa Bed. If you are looking to book for 2 adults and 2 children, the children would be shareing the Sofa Bed.

Buchanan Arms Hotel can accommodate Families with 2 adults and 3 children however these rooms are limited so we advise to contact our reservations team prior to booking.

Bar & Restaurant

Be it an informal light meal in the Lounge or an evening meal in the Salmon Leap restaurant you can be assured of the best quality food and fine wines will be served by the Buchanan Arms Hotel. All this in relaxed surroundings with an unmistakable Scottish character and feel.

Breakfast is served Mon - Fri 7.30am – 9.30am and Sat/Sun 8.00am - 10.00am
Lunch and snacks served 12noon – 6.00pm
Dinner is served 6.00pm - 9.00pm

In the Buchanan Arms Hotel bar you can drown yourself in the extensive ‘whisky embassy’ and let the team take you on a liquid tour of Scotland. With over 40 malts to choose from, you are guaranteed not to be disappointed.

The warm and welcoming bar extends to the lounge and conservatory lounge. The lounges are beautifully light spacious, with large comfortable sofas. Sit down, relax and enjoy the soothing music and great laughs. Friendly hassle free service, a real welcome, keeps you together and serves great drinks.

It’s great too for a relaxing lunchtime beer or coffee and popular with students and local professionals alike.

Daily Changing Menu

Lunch & Dinner Sample Menu

Childrens Sample Menu



Fitness Suite
Steam Room
Relaxation Area
Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
Poolside Terrace
Spa Bath
Aerobics Suite
Squash Court

The Buchanan Club is one of the area's leading venues for a holistic lifestyle, providing both active and relaxing pursuits to help combat the stresses of modern life. So at the end of either a busy day of meetings or a conference, or in the morning after a night's partying it can provide the perfect way to wind down, work off the day's stresses and restore both body and soul.

The Club is open daily from 7 am to 10.00 pm with the exception of a Saturday when it closes at 9.00pm. The recently refurbished facilities include:

Full changing facilities
14m pool
Spa pool
Squash courts
Steam room
Aerobics classes
Circuit classes
Yoga classes
Water aerobics

The club has excellent ladies and gents changing rooms with high-pressure showers, lockers and other facilities. They are furnished in a modern style to provide an invigorating atmosphere after a strenuous workout, ready to revitalise you before you return to the outside world. The club as well as other necessary toiletries provide for towels.

Whatever you choose to do, the fully trained staff is there to take care of you.

Directions to Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen

From Glasgow centre (17 miles approx)
Take the signposts to Aberfoyle A81:

From Glasgow Airport (distance 25 miles)
Take the M8 to Glasgow, follow exit signs to Clyde Tunnel and then keep to the signs to Aberfoyle A81:

Then - At the Bearsden Cross round about take the A809 to Drymen, which is signposted from then onwards

Rush Hour Alternative - take the M8 to Greenock and follow signposts to Erskine Bridge. After crossing the bridge take the A82 to Loch Lomond. Close to reaching Loch Lomond follow the signs to Balloch, which will take you on the A811.

From Stirling (Distance 23 miles)
Follow signposts to Loch Lomond and A811:

From Edinburgh (Distance approx 55 miles)
Leave Edinburgh on the M9 to Stirling and take exit 10 following the tourist route signs to: Loch Lomond, this will take you to the A811:

Then - you find Drymen along this road, signposted after approximately 15 miles

Golf in Local Area
Wildlife Watching
Water Sports

Assault course to sailing on Loch Lomond, fishing, cycling and golf. It is great walking country too with the West Highland Way passing the hotel.

Drymen is also only approx 9 miles from Loch Lomond Shores, which is a gateway to Scotland’s first National Park. It is one of Scotland’s most spectacular visitor destinations, combining the beautiful environment with an outstanding mixture of leisure and shopping experiences overlooking the majesty of Loch Lomond at Balloch - making the Buchanan Arms Hotel great for leisure breaks. Here are a few to have a look at

Sweeneys Cruises

Climb Ben Lomond


Loch Lomond SeaPlanes